AFN, Blackstock announce revised $23B child welfare compensation deal – APTN News

Apr 03, 2023

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) announced Monday that they’ve agreed to a $23 billion settlement to compensate survivors of the government run child welfare system.

“The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal [CHRT] has been clear there was more work to do to satisfy its orders to ensure Canada provided proper compensation and other remedies for the racial discrimination imposed on First Nations by Canada,” said AFN Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse in a statement.

“I firmly believe we have reached the best possible agreement to compensate our children and families harmed by Canada’s discrimination.”

The deal agreed upon is worth $3 billion more than the original one proposed by the federal government and the AFN in 2022.

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